Annual Campaign l New Jersey

No matter who you are or where you live, the YMCA is a place for anyone who needs us. We offer programs and services to help everyone succeed, no matter one’s background. But we can’t do this work alone. That’s where you come in.


Our Goal

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has set a goal of raising $1,180,000 in 2020 to keep programs like child care, summer camp, and swim lessons affordable for all people in the community.

Through donations and pledges received during the Annual Campaign, the Y is able to help individuals and families access programs that improve their health and well-being, regardless of their economic status. 

But we can’t do it without you. By donating to the Y, you can help us reach more people in need with our programs and services. Give today For A Better Us.

How Your Donation Helps

Contributions could help a family with extenuating circumstances pay for child care, a YMCA membership, or summer camp, or help a cancer survivor regain their strength and find a community through the LIVESTRONG at the Y program.

YMCA Assists Family in Providing Social Experiences for Son

Kaitlyn Ghiassi, her husband Erfann, and 2-year-old son Danial had just moved to New Jersey from Grenada, where Erfann attended medical school. He had been placed at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston for his clinical rotation, and they were able to find a place to live nearby. Read More...

YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program Helps Family During Difficult Time

Kate and her husband Dan had found their dream home. They had saved their money, done their research, and chosen child care for their baby boy who was due shortly after they moved into the house. They enrolled their son in the YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, and joined the West Essex YMCA as members, so their son could learn to swim and they could exercise. Read More...

Joe’s Story

How to Give

When you give a gift to the Y, you partner with us to improve the health of individuals and the communities in which we live and work.

There are many ways your donation will help... Your donation could be used to provide childcare for families in need. Our child care programs, classes and activities are designed to engage children and help them develop the values, skills and confidence they will need to succeed as adults.

Thank you for helping us fulfill the YMCA Mission. Committed to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Matching Gifts

Your gift can change a life. Your company's matching gift can change another. Did you know that hundreds of companies across the country match employee contributions to the YMCA.

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Our Financial Assistance Program:

Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids' families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.

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